Before visiting Boracay Island, make sure to take note of these exciting activities you can do
Image: DiniBeach Bar & Restaurant Facebook page
A haven for beach lovers, sunset enthusiasts, and adrenaline-fuelled scuba divers, Boracay is loved because of its sparkling shores and nearby marine reserves. The island is also no stranger to international cuisine and unique accommodations. Making a Boracay itinerary wouldn’t be hard, for every type of traveler will find a suitable activity and place for themselves.
Since the island has finally reopened its beautiful shores to tourists, make it a point to return to Boracay this 2021. Before you book your tickets to the island, here are the five things you should include in your Boracay itinerary! Read on!
Location:Diniwid Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Few tourists gather at Diniwid Beach, making it perfect for those who want to escape crowds.
Image: DiniBeach Bar & Restaurant Facebook page
Boracay tourists are encouraged to sit by the beach and watch the horizon as the sun goes down. In this way, you can capture what Boracay is best known for other than its pristine white sand: the unobstructed sunset and beautiful shores. And one of the best places to see the sky turn red-orange is Dinibeach Bar & Restaurant in Diniwid Beach. At the bar, make sure to order your favorite drink and make a toast to complete the experience. Their signature cocktails include Pandan Bliss (PhP250), Buch n Hooch (PhP210), Dinibeach Maitai (PhP250), and Mango Passion Mojito (PhP240).
As of November 2021, the bar and resto is open from Thursday to Sunday from noon to 8:00 PM and closed on Monday to Wednesday.
If you love aquatic creatures, then scuba diving is one of the exciting water activities in Boracay you shouldn't miss. Expect to find plenty of colorful fish and bright coral reefs as well as friendly sharks and turtles during your dive! But before you do that, you must learn the basics. You can do so at Watercolors Boracay Dive Resort; their expert divers will also be there to guide you during your thrilling adventure underwater. Depending on the programs and courses, dive rates range from PhP2,000 to PhP75,000. For more inquiries, call them at 0998 5541675 or 0917 1448838.
Location:Microtel Inns & Suites Resort, Diniwid Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
If it's a delicious food trip you’re looking for, head to Mama’s Fish House Boracay for fresh seafood!
Image: Mamas Fish House Boracay Facebook page
The island is home to the best seafood restaurants in the Philippines, and that is why if you’re planning a visit to Boracay, you should go on a seafood trip! At the far end of Diniwid Beach, Mama’s Fish House Boracay is the place to be if you’re meaning to have a chill afternoon while enjoying freshly cooked seafood. Main courses include Red Roasted Mahi Mahi (PhP550), Grilled Yellow Fin Tuna Steak (PhP550), House Fish and Chips (PhP450), and more! The restaurant’s must-try is the Mama’s Fish House Salad (PhP420) if it’s your first time.
As of November 2021, Mama’s Fish House Boracay is open daily from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Crystal Cove Island is just a 20-minute boat ride from Boracay Island.
Image: Crystal Cove Island Facebook page
Island hopping is also one of the most popular activities in Boracay, and one of the must-see destinations is Crystal Cove Island. Getting to the island is quick and easy, and once you’ve arrived, there are enchanting coves and beautiful coral gardens that you can see. Plus, there are various activities you can do, such as strolling, snorkeling, and cliff jumping.
As of November 2021, Crystal Cove is open daily from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. For bookings and reservations, contact them at 0998 5634154.
Fiesta Souvenirs Boracay has everything you need to bring home, from printed shirts to handcrafted souvenirs!
Image: Fiesta Souvenirs Boracay Facebook Page
To remember your trip to Boracay Island, one of the ideal things to do in Boracay is to pick out some island souvenirs before you leave. To save money during your trip, purchase souvenirs at Fiesta Souvenirs Boracay in D’Mall. Here, you’ll find various items and dry goods that you can bring home from the island, such as sand bottle key chains, t-shirts, puka shells, and more. The store is open daily from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM as of November 2021.
Are you itching to swim with the fishes or marvel at a mesmerizing sunset by the beach? This piece of paradise in the country ought to scratch your itch! But before leaving for Boracay, make sure to comply with the minimum health guidelines by the government to ensure the safety of everyone.
Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions wherever you go. Have a great trip!
This article was originally published in Yoorekka on January 01, 2021.
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